A boy bathing in a stream to cool off from the summer heat, in the city of Swabi in Pakistan on Wednesday. Intense heat has scorched parts of the country in recent days, ahead of the start of the monsoon season.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 26, 2017, with the headline 'Monsoon can't come soon enough for Pakistan'. Print Edition | Subscribe
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